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Fynoderee makes first batch of hand sanitiser

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500 litres to be donated, to help tackle supply crisis

A local gin company says it has successfully produced a 'World Health Organisation approved' hand sanitiser, to help combat global supply shortages.

Fynoderee distillery made its first 250-litre batch yesterday, which now has to rest for 72 hours before being ready to use.

It also hopes to produce a further 250 litres today, all of which will be donated to the Isle of Man Government to help 'bolster supplies' in healthcare facilities, emergency services and schools.

The product is 80% alcohol, and is suitable for use in clinical environments, the distillery says.

In a post on social media, it was also added that the company has secured the ongoing import of key ingredients to the Island, meaning it can continue to produce further large batches "to meet the Island's demand during the crisis."

Staff thanked 'many private individuals' who have helped made the project happen, plus Ellerslie Farm and Words & Spaces which have donated five-litre containers, and printed the labels respectively.

If you would like to add you organisation to its list of enquiries, you're asked to email gemma@fynoderee.com.

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